“I was getting sick and tired of being lectured by dear friends with their little bottles of water and their regular visits to the gym. All of a sudden, we’ve got this voluntary prohibition that has to do with health and fitness. I’m not really in favor of health and fitness.” – Barbara Holland
When things are hardest, that’s when you have to press on, cause that means you’re in the lowest portion of the arc and things are going to get better. A good friend of mine is going through some difficult surgery today. I hope the surgeon’s hands are guided with skill and maybe even a little good luck. If you have a little extra thought, prayer, well-wishes, feel free to send them out. They’ll be appreciated.
Don’t give up whatever you’re trying to do – especially if you’re convinced that you’re botching it up. Giving up reinforces a sense of incompetence; going on gives you a commitment to success. – George Weinberg
We’ve all heard the life gives you lemons, so make lemonade adage, and today’s quote reflects that. Sometimes you have to take the best of what you have and wear a smile. Even when you’re dragging, tired, and in sore need of a nap. 🙂
Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better. – E. W. Howe
There’s so much power in tone. Maybe too much.
You probably wouldn’t imagine this, but I’m an over-analyzer, an over-thinker, and sometimes even an over-feeler. As you’ve seen from my other blog: www.schnik.it I love words. Words, have so much power, but to a thinker, the tone sometimes matters more.
I’ve been having a hard time reconciling some changes in my life – I have discussions with people and I listen for intent rather than what is being said that sometimes my inference is probably off base. Yet, I can’t help it. I still wonder: “What Exactly Are You Saying” and furthermore: “What are you getting at?” Those tonal record of these exchanges, often by email, leave me wondering where I fit in, and how I’m being effective.
It is probably my insecurities bleeding through and my need for excellence, I just can’t help it. How do you quiet the voices when the sender’s communication style doesn’t speak to yours?
Today I should be complaining that I just finished a very difficult 15k, uphill, in the snow (yes, there are rumors of snowflakes falling in the Portland Metro Area,) instead I’m missing out because of a back injury. Many thanks to out to my friend Cory who took my bib and ran for me – I looked at the results, he did it proud!
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. – Barry Humphries
I’ve been insanely busy today. With back appointments, safety meetings and getting ready to move both at work and at home, I almost forgot today’s quote. The procrastination is not necessarily of my own doing, it’s just circumstance. Here’s today’s quote. 🙂
Look to today. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. – Don Marquis